A POLICE mobile CCTV unit was in place in Sussex Place, Walcot, today after incidents there caused local concern.
IndexWiltshire reported on Wednesday that people living in the area had spoken of an increase in anti-social behaviour recently.
On Tuesday evening a 17-year-old Swindon youth was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm when a boy of 15 was apparently injured with an axe in the Subway at Sussex Place.
One man told IndexWiltshire he had seen a youth with a knife nearby on Monday evening.
Today Mr Buckland said: “I have been in contact with local residents and Wiltshire Police this week about this issue.
“I have held meetings at Buckhurst Community Centre in the recent past to discuss these issues and am keen to make sure that as many incidents as possible are reported to the police.”
Wiltshire Police have said that patrols in the area have been stepped up after reports of anti-social behaviour.
“Our officers are working hard with partner agencies to deal with a small group of individuals to solve this and hopefully provide a long term solution. We will continue to conduct hi-vis patrols,” a spokesman said.
“If anyone has any further information or can help with our enquiries please don’t hesitate to contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.”